January 21- January 27, 2020
A Message from THO

This past weekend a 6.8 magnitude ear quake struck the Eastern providence of Elazig, Turkey. The death toll continues to rise and thousands were injured. A number of buildings have collapsed and many more seriously damaged.

Out thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones and everyone effected by the tragic event.

Please consider contributing to the Elazig Earthquake Relief Fund here . 100 percent of your contributions will go to TPF grantee partners who are directly working in Elazığ to help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and rebuilding efforts.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we turn our thoughts to the millions of victims who perished during the Holocaust. It is vital that we never forget.
A Message from THO

Today we mourn the tragic loss of N.B.A star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and several others in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

Drafted to the NBA straight from high school, Bryant was considered one of Basketball's best players, winning the LA Lakers five championships and winning 2 gold medals at the olympics for the US. His daughter Gigi (13), was set to follow in his footsteps.

Bryant will be remembered not only for his skills on the court, but his commitment, his drive, his philanthropic efforts around the world, and his love for his family.
THO Upcoming Events

January 29, 2020 - Middle East in 2020: A Challenge for World Peace?
Please join us for a timely panel to asses the recent security developments in the Middle East and implications for the world. RSVP here.
THO Past Events

On January 24, 2020 THO hosted a teleconference on Turkey's Energy Policy on E. Med. and Latest Developments on US-Turkey Energy Relations.
This past week THO held a Teleconference on Turkey's Energy Policy in the E. Mediterranean and the latest in US-Turkey energy cooperation with Alparsan Bayraktar, Chair of the World Energy Council, Turkey.
Listen to the full teleconference recording and r ead the event summary here .
THO Exclusive Insight Interview Highlight

THO's Exclusive Insight Interview series continues as we interview a number of experts on US-Turkey relations. The latest exclusive insight is with Luke Coffey y, Director, Heritage Foundation. You can watch his interviews here.
World Bank
THO Programs Director Savannah Lane met with staffers at the World Bank last week to discuss the economic ties between the US and Turkey and the global implications of sanctions.
Bahcesehir University Fellow Visit
THO Executive Director Elvir Klempic and THO Program Director Savannah Lane met with visiting fellows and students from Bacesehir University to have a robust dialogue surrounding U.S.-Turkey relations.
THO President Ali Cinar visiting Facebook/Instagram Headquarters last week in New York City.
U.S. Department of State
THO team members met with State Department team members recently to discuss the latest developments in the region and discuss predictions in 2020 for the development of US-Turkey relations.
THO staff continuously provides expertise on US-Turkey relations to various US and International media outlets. This past week THO President Ali Cinar and Programs Director Savannah Lane were both expert guests on US and International media outlets.
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